Decline of the Middle Ages 14th Century

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Decline of the Middle Ages 14 th  Century Spiritual Decline Decline of the Church Pope Boniface VIII 1294-1303 o More political than spiritual o Was pretty worldly o Would dress as a roman emperor and claim that he was Caesar  o Secular rulers had authority to tax church property, deal was that the church would pay taxes if  the kings would support the papal policies and support crusades, and kings would lead the  crusades. o Sent letters to all secular rulers and said that the deal was over…meaning the church will no  longer pay taxes, and that the kings must recognize that he, Boniface, rules everything because he  represents god and jesus o Unam Sanctam  Issued by Boniface Said the pope would have the power to tell the kings what to do with their political power Said that Pope is answerable only to God, pope rules everybody o King Philip the Fair of France 1285-1314 “the blonde” He said that the Pope is just another politician like himself Gonna get his ass!! o Kidnapped Boniface in 1303 Philip sent his soldiers to kidnap the Pope while on vacation
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The townspeople found out and rose up to rescue the pope, from the confusion and chaos, 
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This note was uploaded on 03/29/2010 for the course HIST 1001 taught by Professor Sheehan during the Spring '08 term at LSU.

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